I have always loved the idea behind powder mineral foundations – their ease in application, lightweight formula and natural ingredients, seriously how can you not? But for years, I have had no luck finding the right product. Most brands either left my dehydrated combination skin dry and irritated or turned my face into a glittery disco ball. And just when I was about to give up on the search, I was introduced to London-based Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation and now I am *totally* hooked!

Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation

FACE atelier ultra foundationI first came across FACE atelier Ultra Foundation when professional makeup artist Kathy Aragon raved about it at The Artist Summit Chicago. Then I read that both Fergie, Lady Gaga and a whole lotta pros in the industry are fans so I finally gave it a shot to see what the buzz is all about.

The Ultra Foundation comes in 12 different shades along with 4 color adjusters to suit a variety of skin tones. I was sent a sample of #4 Sand, which is a yellow-based color and a decent match for my NC30 skin.

Stila‘s latest invention, One Step Makeup, promises to roll primer, foundation, concealer and powder all into one product to deliver weightless, high definition, long wearing skin perfection for all skin types. Let’s find out if it’s too good to be true!

The One Step Makeup is made from 100% natural mineral pigments with no paraben or fragrance. Ingredients include a new Youth Revival Bio-available Mineral Complex, which are 15 ionically charged minerals that read and react to all your skins needs, along with silicone, isododecane, hydrogenated didecene etc.

I have always *loved* the effect from airbrush foundations but the idea of having to use a gun and compressor just seem too much for every day. Lucky for me, I was sent award-winning SK-II Air Touch Foundation, an airbrush foundation that you spray directly onto your face for the same flawless effect MINUS the bulky equipment and hassle. Want to know if it delivers? Read on to find out!

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We all know Prescriptives will be leaving us at the end of January *sob* but the good news is you can still order your favorite Custom Blend Foundation and Powder online via the Prescriptives Custom Blend Replenishment program while supplies last.

All you have to do is visit your local Prescriptives Custom Blend counter in the US, ask for your new Custom Blend recipe form and register your recipe online at www.prescriptives.com/customblend. You will be notified by e-mail when it is available to purchase in January 2010.

On a side note, Prescriptives also offer Custom Blend Lip Gloss so check it out and get the gloss of your dreams!